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Taraz is one of the oldest cities in Kazakhstan, it is often called the cradle of Islamic culture in this state. Serving as one of the central links of the Great Silk Road, the city became famous during the early Middle Ages as one of the most important centers of international trade, crafts, science and culture. He was praised by great poets – Hafiz, Omar Khayyam, Rooney

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Aisha-Bibi Mausoleum

mausoleum of the Karakhanid era, built in the XII century, located in the village of Aisha-Bi bi of the Zhambyl district of the Zhambyl region, 18 km from the city of Taraz. It is an architectural monument of national significance.The base of the mausoleum is cubic. Massive columns are placed at its four corners. Small niches, small columns, vaults, pointed arches, terracotta facing tiles were used in the design. The patterns of the mausoleum combine traditional types of ornamental art of the ancient tribes of Kazakhstan, including geometric, zoomorphic and solar motifs rooted in the art of the Andronovo and Saka tribes.

Victory Park

The memorial is dedicated to the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. In the center of the composition is the Eternal Flame and the monument to the Hero of the Soviet Union B. Momyshuly. Around there are pedestals with the names of 48 Heroes of the Soviet Union from the Zhambyl region. The Alley of Heroes begins from the Eternal Flame, granite walls with the names of 105 thousand Zhambyl soldiers who went to the front radiate from it. The large-scale reconstruction of the complex was completed by May 9, 2018.

Karakhan Mausoleum

an architectural monument preserved in Kazakhstan since the 11th century. On the western outskirts of modern Taraz. The mausoleum is installed on top of the Kara Khan tomb of Khan Sha-Mahmud Bugra, known from the Karakhan dynasty. The four walls of the mausoleum, whose dome collapsed, and the double tower, lined with glossy brick, survived until the 90s of the 19th century. In 1905, its ruined part was demolished, and in 1906 a new mausoleum was built.

Tekturmas Mausoleum

it was built in the XIV century on the right bank of the Talas River. The historical name of Tekturmas is Sultan Mahmudkhan, and the name Tekturmas itself means "Restless place" in Turkic.According to one version, Sultan Mahmudkhan was a great commander of the Karakhanid empire.The mausoleum is considered one of the ancient places of worship. At the top of the Tekturmas hills, there are various necropolises of Zoroastrians, Muslims, Christians. There was an ancient underground passage at the foot of the hill, and a stone bridge once ran across the Talas River. In the 30s of the twentieth century, the monument was half destroyed as a result of the actions of militant atheists. A photograph of this mausoleum, taken in the 80s of the XIX century, has been preserved. In 2002, a new mausoleum was built on the old site.

Akyrtas

a medieval unfinished palace complex full of secrets, which consists of more than 70 rooms and a gallery with 15 columns. The complex is composed of large processed stone blocks. The architecture of Akyrtas is identified on the same level with the buildings of the Egyptian pyramids, the Acropolis of Athens, the Colosseum of Rome, the Mayan Palace in Peru and legendary Ancient buildings. As a result of archaeological and scientific work, objects were found near Akyrtas: a complex of caravanserais and monumental buildings. On June 25, 2014, within the framework of the 38th session of UNESCO, held in Doha, Qatar, the Akyrtas Palace complex on the Great Silk Road was included in the World Cultural Heritage List.

Monument Kazakh Khanate

One of the monuments "Kazakh khandygy", towering over the western gate of the city of Taraz at the entrance. The monument was built on one of the most picturesque squares of the city on Tauke Khan Street, dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate. The sculptural composition is made of white marble 27 m. the stella and on its side two boards khan — Kerey and Zhanibek. Giray has a paper and a pen in his hands. This means that the khanate was first established in this region. And in the hands of Janibek, a spear and a sword, which he put on his knees, and a young man himself embodies the image of Khas batyr — kazha, willpower.

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